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Detectives fail to catch fugitive Kyotera CAO

By Davis Buyondo

Added 31st October 2017 08:26 AM

Deputy CAO Yasin Mayanja escaped from Kyotera Police Station two weeks ago, which left several officers in trouble and a manhunt ensued.

Detectives fail to catch fugitive Kyotera CAO

Deputy CAO Yasin Mayanja escaped from Kyotera Police Station two weeks ago, which left several officers in trouble and a manhunt ensued.

Police have failed to find Kyotera deputy chief administrator who recently escaped from their custody.

Yasin Mayanja escaped from Kyotera Police Station two weeks ago, which left several officers in trouble and a manhunt ensued.
 
Mayanja, who is also the secretary for Rakai District Land Board, had been arrested and detained on allegations of abuse of office and corruption.
 
He was denied bond after recording a statement and locked in a cell. However, the next day, he was found missing in the locked cell.
 
Investigating officers in the case believe some of their officers aided the escape.
 
Since the incident, police has been tracking him in various corners of the district, but all in vain.
 
Kyotera District Police Commander (DPC) Musa Kayongo said the officers on duty that night were arrested for questioning.
 
A case of escaping from lawful custody was preferred against him in addition to abuse of office and alleged corruption.
 
Kayongo said they have also summoned some district officials for obstructing justice, after conniving to shield the suspect's whereabouts.
 
"While Police were busy searching for Mayanja, some district officials chose to take the district register to him (Mayanja) to sign his attendance to duty," he said.
 
Several activities run by the fugitive's offices have stalled since he disappeared. As a result, district councillors want the concerned authorities to halt his salary and also replace him.

PIC: Kyotera deputy CAO Yasin Mayanja is on the run after escaping Police custody


 
The story
Mayanja's troubles started after residents filed complaints that they had never been awarded certificates, yet they had fully paid for their plots.
 
This prompted an inquiry by Kyotera District Executive Committee that pinned him as key player in the rampant dubious transactions of public land in Mutukula town board.
 
It is said Mayanja obtain money from the interested parties and promised to award them certificates, but did not.
 
Kyotera LC5 Chairperson Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, said Mayanja did not remit the funds to the district coffers.
 
He said the fraudulent deals went on at the time when Kyotera became a new district without formal political leadership to monitor the district activities.
 
"He issued tittles on the Mutukula land without the knowledge and consent of a substantive land board for Kyotera." Kisekulo explained.
 
Other Allegations
Mayanja is also said to be responsible for unpaid salaries, since July this year, of teachers and health workers.

Mayanja allegedly diverted the funds to his personal account, leaving the beneficiaries stranded.
 
There has been a series of protests as a result of unpaid salary arrears in the district. Over 130 teachers refused to teach or mark mock exams recently.
 
The health workers also put down their tools a week after demanding for their salary.
 
District officials intervened and the protests were called off after giving assurance that modalities were being made to pay their salaries.
 
Councillors and district officials close to Mayanja, however, say the accusations are false and politically engineered to tarnish his good name.

Detectives Fail To Trace Kyotera CAO Who Escaped From Police Cell

By Davis Buyondo

 

Kyotera

 

The ongoing hunt for Yasin Mayanja, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, who escaped from Kyotera police station two weeks back, has failed to success.

 

The administrator, now fugitive, has eluded detectives since the strange incident that left several officers, in trouble.

 

Mayanja, also secretary for Rakai District Land Board, had been arrested and detained at Kyotera Police Station on allegations of abuse of office and corruption.

 

He was denied bond after recording a statement and locked in a cell only to find him cell locked but the suspect missing.

 

Investigating officers in the case believe some of their officers aided the escape.

 

Since the incident, police has been tracking him in various corners of the district but all in vain.

 

However, the hunt intensified on Friday after intelligence information leaked that Mayanja was seen within the vicinity but disappeared shortly.

 

Kyotera District Police Commander (DPC) Musa Kayongo said officers on duty that night were arrested for questioning.

 

A case of escaping from lawful custody was preferred against him in addition to abuse of office and alleged corruption.

 

He added that they have summoned some officials for obstructing justice after conniving to shield the suspect's whereabouts.

 

"While police is busy searching for Mayanja, some officials chose to take the district register to him to sign his presence." He said.

 

Several activities run by his offices have stalled since he disappeared. As a result, different district councilors have called the concerned authorities to halt his salary and also replace him.

 

How It Began

Mayanja's troubles follow complaints from different people who accused the district of failing to award their certificates yet they had fully paid for their plots.

 

This prompted an inquiry by Kyotera District Executive Committee that pinned him as key player in the rampant dubious transactions of public land in Mutukula town board.

 

He took advantage of this office to obtain money from the interested parties and promised to award them certificates which he didn't.

 

Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, Kyotera LC5 Chairperson said that Mayanja did not remit the funds to the district coffers.

 

He said that all these fraudulent deals went on at the time when Kyotera became a new district without formal political leadership to monitor the district activities.

 

"He issued tittles on the Mutukula land without the knowledge and consent of substantive land board for Kyotera." Kisekulo explained.

 

Other Allegations

 

The administrator is said to be responsible for the teachers and health workers unpaid salaries since July. Detectives said Mayanja allegedly diverted the funds to his personal account leaving the beneficiaries to stranded.

 

There has been a series of protests as a result salary arrears. Over 130 teachers put down tools and declined to give set and mark the mock exams.

 

The health workers also put down tools a week after demanding for their three-month salary.

 

However, district officials intervened and the protests called off after giving assurance that modalities are being made to pay their salaries.

 

Since the incident, councilors and district officials close to Mayanja said the accusations were false and politically engineered to tarnish his name.

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